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Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2020. 10:28 am CST.

By BBN Staff: The Belize Coast Guard took a proactive approach to fight the COVID-19 pandemic this week, by tackling the issue of border jumpers in northern Belize.

Acting Commandant Gregory Soberanis, accompanied by an operations team headed out to Corozal to meet with village leaders to discuss collaborating on initiatives to discourage border jumping.

Soberanis explained that maritime border security is given priority for the Coast Guard as it forms a part of its national defense mandate.

Authorities are stepping up their enforcement of COVID-19 regulations as infections continue to rise in Belize. For the first 15 days of December, there have been 3,657 new infections, and 14 new deaths, bringing additional pressure to ensure enforcement of the protocols.

A total of 29 coast guard personnel have been infected by COVID-19. 

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